This is the story of the village of Foxton, in Cambridgeshire The author studied archaeological excavations, oral tradition, manor court rolls, land tax returns, wills, bishops registers and many other records, in order to build up a picture of the life, work, clothes, food and pastimes of the villagers, from the first traces of human settlement two thousand years ago, tThis is the story of the village of Foxton, in Cambridgeshire The author studied archaeological excavations, oral tradition, manor court rolls, land tax returns, wills, bishops registers and many other records, in order to build up a picture of the life, work, clothes, food and pastimes of the villagers, from the first traces of human settlement two thousand years ago, to the present day.
The Common Stream Two Thousand Years of the English Village This is the story of the village of Foxton in Cambridgeshire The author studied archaeological excavations oral tradition manor court rolls land tax returns wills bishops registers and many othe
This is a book for anyone with an interest in English social history.Choosing an actual location , the author has researched the history of this site, checking up on the archeology and the official records of who lived here since records were kept.The artefacts and official records bring people who may be long forgotten to light Through them, we can piece together what life was like for these ordinary folk who may have lived in Victorian England, or lived through the turbulent Middle Ages or eve [...]
This book was part of a Medieval History course that I dropped once upon a time but I couldn t quite bring myself to part with the book before reading it That took me over 15 years to do The thing is, this book is interesting enough that I wanted to read it, but dry enough in parts that it was difficult to power through sometimes I m glad I read it, though, and I feel like I learned a lot from it.
Book written in the 1970s by a teacher who retires to a Cambridgeshire village Foxton setting out the history of the village and the brook stream that runs through it for around 2000 years through a mix of archaeological discoveries, archival research, detective work and imagination Particularly impressive when covering the Roman period when his painstaking archaeological discoveries combine with his historically informed knowledge to strongly suggest the course of events thousands of years prev [...]
PP 154 It was almost inevitable that sooner or later Valentine Phipps should find himself involved in an unholy rumpus It came in 1638 when, under the influence of drink, he addressed one of the church wardens, George Wells, as a base rogue, a base rascall and a whoaremasterly Rogue When told he would be reported to the Archdeacon, he answered I care not a turde for Dr Eden and his court.No right minded person would condone the behaviour of a drunkard who did fall off the bed, most beastly spew, [...]
A very interesting and entertaining book, as the author likes to add various asides and comments to the story He has done the work, which means there are lots of quotes, in the second half at least, from manorial rolls etc Pretty entertaining in themselves, but vastly improved by the author s care with them, and thoughts about them Recommended.
A little dry at times, but some great little tidbits from from medieval court records, etc.
Love history written this way I learned so much about the ordinary lives of people in rural England.
My edition is not listed on It had the subtitle Portrait of an English Village Through 2,000 Years and 278 pages, plus a different cover In any event, this story of Foxton in East Anglia south of Cambridge is constructed through archeology, written records, conjecture, and detective work Very interesting and very evocative of the area I traveled throughout the area a few years before reading this, and it all seems very familiar